Water and Weight Loss
Why is water and weight loss such a
Water is not only the main ingredient for an
effective weight loss, it is also what we are made of – well at least
60% to 70%.
That’s about two thirds
of our body that is
plays an important role in many body functions and these body functions
are important for losing weight.
Water is essential to your
weight loss for many reasons. It can help curb your
and make you feel full faster. This means you will eat less,
consuming fewer calories.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to water and
How Water Helps
is water so important in the water and weight loss scheme of things?
Well there are many benefits of water to your body beyond just losing
Things like kidney function, your digestive system, body temperature
These important body functions need water to ensure they proper
correctly. And when these systems are operating correctly, it can help
aid in your weight loss.
having the right amount of water you are ensuring that your kidneys are
functioning properly. If the kidneys don’t have enough water
the liver has to step in to help.
The problem with this is
one of the liver’s functions is to help burn fat. So if you
have enough water then the liver is less efficient at helping burn
excess body fat.
Water also helps with
the digestion and absorption of food. What does this mean for
Well it means if you don’t get enough water you
won’t get the full benefits of the nutrients in the foods you
Additionally if you don’t get enough water you run the
of getting constipated. Water assists excretion of waste from
your bowels and kidneys.
regulates your body temperature. If you don’t have enough
your skin cannot properly cool you down. There are claims
drinking ice cold water assists in losing weight.
that ice cold water creates an increase in burning calories as your
body has to work harder to heat up back to body temperature.
ice cold water and weight loss theory however is widely
blood is about 83% water and blood is your transport system for moving
nutrients around in your body. If you are dehydrated your
is thicker, making your body work harder to circulate the
Not only is it harder for your body to receive the nutrients
foods you eat, but your oxygen is not being circulated as
As a result, your brain becomes less active and
body feels fatigued and tired. This makes it harder to get a
workout and burn calories.
I know I
already mentioned this earlier, but I just wanted to reiterate why
water and weight loss are a great pair.
and appetite in order to lose weight is a critical success
The beauty of using water to curb your appetite is
free and readily available. No need for over the counter
suppressants. Water is a natural appetite
fact, Doctor F. Batmanghelidj MD, author of “Your Body’s Many Cries For
Water” says most times your “hunger” is your body asking for water –
I don’t mean water and weight
loss; I simply mean losing excess water weight.
is not fat loss or pounds lost but rather shedding water your body is
If you are feeling bloated and carrying excess
weight, then the best solution is to drink more water.
right! Drinking water sends a signal to your body that it is
getting the proper supply of water so it no longer needs to retain
So the best way to lose water weight is to drink
Other Benefits of Water Beyond Weight Loss
that we have established that water is a weight loss aid, let’s talk
about some of the other benefits you can get from drinking
- Lubricates the Joints
- Helps Maintain Muscle Tone
- Maintains Healthy Skin Tone
- Improves Energy
- Increases your Mental and Physical
- Reduces Headaches and Dizziness
As you can see, water and weight loss is just one of the many wonderful
things water can do for you.
Tips for Drinking Water
Getting the proper amount of water is sometimes easier said than done.
Some people just don't like the taste of water. Others may not find
enough time to drink enough water.
Here are a few tips to help you get in your daily quota of water.
your day off with a tall glass of water. Instead of reaching
the coffee cup first, get a glass of water while the coffee is brewing.
a glass of water before each meal. If you are eating 5 to 6
smaller meals a day, which is recommended for weight loss, then this
means you will get 5 to 6 glasses of water easily by drinking before
- Drink a glass of water before and after you
exercise. Additionally you should hydrate yourself during
exercise by taking sips here and there.
- End your day with a glass of water.
Before tucking away for the night, drink that last glass of
you know it you will be getting in your 8 to 10 glasses of water each
day. So remember, water and weight loss go hand in hand so be
sure to hydrate yourself with a tall glass of water.
remember, just like cutting back calories too much can be harmful so
can getting too much water. You don’t need to overdo it with
The guideline is to drink eight, 8 ounces a day to
your weight. For each 25 pounds you are overweight, add one 8
In addition to this article on water and weight loss read this article
on the benefits
of drinking water
Water Aerobic Exercises
Here's yet another way water can help you lose weight. Get
wet and burn calories with water aerobics. This type of workout can burn even more calories than your daily jogging routine.
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